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Intramuros, "The Walled City," is the oldest district in Manila. This is what remains of the fortified city, which was the seat of power during Spanish Colonial times (1521-1898).
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Bonifacio Dr & Padre Burgos St, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Reviewed today via mobile

We walked here from rizal Park and found its quite a nice walk. Plenty of tricycles try to offer you tours but once you are inside it quiets down. There are a few restaurants and shops and it's a nice old town to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rent a bike or take one of their tours to get a real feel of old Manila. I took an afternoon tour for 2.5 hours and when I finished had a good feel for the history and restoration of Manila.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hock8
Reviewed yesterday

I grow up here. Not much has changed over the years here and it is a bit sad. There are so many historical attributes and stories these buildings can tell. I believe that if they clean these areas up more, it will attract more tourists...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank R0d71
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did a quick visit to Intramuros checking out the different sites spread throughout. Lots of Spanish influence on the architecture but due to all the cleanup from the damage inflicted by World War 2 the historical buildings are mixed in between modern and rundown....More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank wireless_in_CA
Reviewed 5 days ago

Maybe it has something to do with the number of times in history that this area has suffered....but most of this area is not particularly photogenic or attractive to tourists. There are specific sights worth seeing - San Agustin Church & museum, Casa Manila &...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ann M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Intramuros is perfect for pictorials may it be for prenuptials, family photos, and/or selfies, etc. The old buildings contrasts the modern lifestyle of millenials nowadays.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank foodpreppers
Reviewed 1 week ago

European downtowns are more interesting, but as far as SE Asia goes, it is rare to see this kind of colonial architecture and they did a good job of renovating it. One or two hours are enough. The night market is actually a food court...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Intramuros and found it intersting. The history and intrigue was simmering there below the surface but kept subdued by the pace of life and poverty of the Philippines. What had great potential was let down by poor signage, poor walking environment, lack of maintenence,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WayneLorraine
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we had to wait till evening to take the bus to the mountains we had to kill the time. So we took a trip to Intramuros. This was an interresting tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Koenaki
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discover the history of Philippines by visiting one of the historical and cultural heritage located in Manila.

Date of experience: March 2018
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January 21, 2019|
Response from Wendy12045 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can ask any taxi driver. Mainly the push bike ones. They are everywhere in intramuros and all have maps they are great to go with as they are not expensive and are a wealth of information. It was one of my... More
September 14, 2018|
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Response from DavidGunn1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Intramuros would be a fairly easy walk from the cruise ship docks. It might take about 30 minutes. The easiest route might be to walk to the main cathedral and fort area. They are on the edge of the Intramuros.
August 24, 2018|
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Response from DavidGunn1 | Reviewed this property |
Intramuros seemed to be quite safe.